In December 2016, Volunteer Centres across the country launched the Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge – a nation-wide campaign to encourage Canadians to give 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
Using an on-line platform and mobile app, Challenge participants can track their hours and tell their volunteer stories. With a special focus on New Canadians, Aboriginals, seniors and youth, the Challenge will culminate in a ceremony in Ottawa to recognize those individuals who contributed the most hours in each province and territory, and the city that contributed the greatest number of volunteer hours.
The Olds Institute accepts the Challenge!
We need 150 volunteers to register for the Challenge and track the time that they contribute to the community. If the community of Olds registers 150 volunteers who each give 150 hours of their time over the course of the year, that totals 22,500 hours of volunteer service in our community of 9,000 people.
Hours don’t have to be solely attributed to volunteer work for Olds Institute – hours put in for service clubs, churches, sports organizations and teams, youth programs, or charities of choice all count toward the 150 Challenge.
Registration is easy: Simply go to www.volinspire.com to register for the 150 Challenge. Once you do, you will see the Challenge 150 badge on your profile picture area, so all your volunteer activities for 2017 are credited toward the Challenge.
For an example of what the profile looks like, click here.
Remember to use the hashtag #Volunteer150for150 as you tweet and post about your volunteer activities!
Come on Olds! Let’s rise to the Challenge!